Daily Archives: February 14, 2016

Love in Literature


Because it is Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and talk about love.

Now, I love some romance in books, but I dislike cliche romance novels. What I mean by this is… I love books that have an element of romance, but hate books directly based on love.

My theory with this is that IT IS NOT REALISTIC AT ALL. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for two years at the end of this month and I can vouch for the fact that it’s not like the books. It is like the books, but it’s not. I’m happily in love, and love basking in being in love. Books don’t usually show that beautiful quality. Books also don’t show being completely comfortable with your significant other. For Valentine’s Day my boyfriend and I literally sat on his kitchen floor, ate ice cream, and I stretched for dance. How romantic ;)

Anyway.

Love in literature is fun and sassy. One of my favorite couples from any book/series is Magnus and Alec from The Mortal Instruments. They have a great dynamic and love each other for who they are. They’re kind to one another, and they’re happy to be with each other. I also love Rudy and Liesel from The Book Thief even though they’re not officially a thing they’re just so cute.

There is also the idea that there is love at first sight. I strongly disagree with this statement because you can be attracted to someone, but you won’t be in love with them until you actually meet them. Initial attraction might lead to a conversation, but there is no love at first sight.

Again, I love romance. It makes me feel giddy and girly and just happy when I read about it. Sometimes when I read something cute I squeal. Like an audible squeal because of the cuteness overload, and that’s the kind of romance that I love in books.

What is your favorite romantic scene from a book?

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